It’s best to seek the help of a dental attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some dentists tend to face these results instead without thinking that dental attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a dental attorney for your case. There are some dentists who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any dental attorney to properly defend them.
During the time period from October 8, 2007, through June 10, 2009, a certain dentist from San Antonio engaged in dishonorable conduct in the dental treatment of several patients by engaging in misrepresentation in obtaining a fee from Medicaid.
Specifically, the dentist billed Medicaid for radiographs that were not, in fact, taken.
Additionally, the dentist billed Medicaid for an Oral Hygiene Instruction on a subsequent day in order to obtain the fee when, in fact, the Oral Hygiene Instruction was given on a prior day.
During the time period from April 14, 2007, through June 15, 2011, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care by failing to make, maintain, and keep adequate dental records on several patients when their records do not include vital signs, including but not limited to blood pressure and heart rate, or an explanation why vital signs were not obtained; written informed consent signed by the patient or the patient’s guardian; findings and charting of clinical and radiographic oral examination; a treatment plan, including recommendations and treatment options; or diagnosis.
The Board gave the dentist the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the dental results were brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a dental attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas dental attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated dental lawyers who helped various dentists in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.